Antarctic fish has antifreeze protein: It's good for them... and bad for them

September 24, 2014 5:07 AM

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Antarctic fish has antifreeze protein: It's good for them... and bad for them

Notothenioid (ice-loving) fish in the Southern Ocean of Antarctica are capable of producing proteins that act as antifreeze, but the substance could also prove detrimental to the animals.(Photo : Paul Cziko)

Notothenioid (ice-loving) fish in the Southern Ocean of Antarctica are capable of producing proteins that act as antifreeze, but the substance could also prove detrimental to the animals.

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